CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CBIZ to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CBIZ and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBIZ 0 0 0 0 N/A
CBIZ Competitors 740 2097 2687 84 2.38

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.93%. Given CBIZ’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CBIZ has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.6% of CBIZ shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of CBIZ shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CBIZ and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CBIZ $831.05 million $91.52 million 19.28
CBIZ Competitors $1.11 billion $178.86 million 21.43

CBIZ’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CBIZ. CBIZ is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

CBIZ has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBIZ’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CBIZ and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBIZ 5.54% 9.42% 4.22%
CBIZ Competitors -129.12% -181.35% -6.00%

Summary

CBIZ rivals beat CBIZ on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About CBIZ

CBIZ, Inc. (CBIZ) is engaged in the professional services business. The Company operates its professional services business through acquiring and integrating accounting and financial service providers, group health benefits consulting firms, property and casualty brokerage firms, payroll service providers, and valuation and other service firms throughout the United States. Its segments include Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, National Practices, and Corporate and Other. The Financial Services group includes accounting and tax, government healthcare consulting, financial advisory, valuation, and risk and advisory services. The Benefits and Insurance Services group includes group health benefits consulting, payroll, property and casualty, and retirement plan services. The National Practices segment includes managed networking and hardware services, and healthcare consulting.

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